Wedding season is in full force and we are very happy to say that we are doing our best to stay on top of our blogging these days! Lora & Andrew’s wedding took place in late March and we barely managed to beat a snowstorm on the way to Hamilton for their ceremony. My friend Scott Williams from Capturing the Light Photography joined Niki and I as we photographed this day – we had a great time shooting with him (thanks Scott!) but be prepared, there are A LOT of photos in this post!! This couple is one of the nicest (and most photogenic) couples I’ve met and we just couldn’t put our cameras down! My favorite memory from the wedding day – I asked Lora how old she was, and then how long she had known Andrew for, the answer is the same number! This couple has literally known each other for their entire lives, amazing!
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less:
ROMANTIC, ELEGANT, CLASSIC
What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: WALKING DOWN THE AISLE TO ANDREW, GETTING READY WHILE PARTY GOING ON AT HOUSE PRIOR TO CEREMONY, PHOTOSHOOT – ALL OF IT!!!!, BEING INTRODUCED AS MRS. KOSTAKIS AND WIFE OF ANDREW, FIRST DANCE…. THE WHOLE DAY IS MY FAVOURITE MEMORY OF MY LIFE!
Groom: WAITING ANXIOUSLY FOR LORA TO ARRIVE, HAVING HER FATHER HAND HER TO ME, BEING INTRODUCED AS HUSBAND AND WIFE, PHOTOSHOOT, LIMO RIDE, WALKING OVER THE ROCKS DURING PHOTOSHOOT, WALKING INTO RECEPTION HALL, DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY, BEING WITH LOVED ONES
Best wedding related decision: LOCATION, LIVE BAND, EXPERT PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEOGRAPHER
Favourite detail: SIMPLE ROMANTIC DECOR, SWAROWSKI CHAMPAGNE GLASSES, FLOWER GIRL’S VEIL
Advice for future brides & grooms: GET PLENTY OF REST THE NIGHT BEFORE, DON’T WORRY TOO MUCH – YOU CANT CONTROL EVERYTHING, SURPRISES WILL HAPPEN, LET THE DAY FLOW IT WILL BE PERFECT IN THE END, ENJOY THE DAY!!!!!
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? NO, NOTHING
Best surprise of the day:
BRIDE: SPECIAL KEEPSAKES HANDED DOWN FROM MY MOM IN A POUCH I HAD WHEN I WAS VERY YOUNG. SHE KEPT IT FOR THIS SPECIAL DAY… (PICTURES NO. 113. 114. 115. 119, 125. 132. 134) AND MY MOH’S SPEECH BEING IN ENGLISH ALTHOUGH SHE DOESN’T SPEAK IT.
GROOM: SONGS THAT THE BAND LEARNED TO PLAY UPON REQUEST
Anything else you’d like to add: SO HAPPY TO HAVE EVERY SINGLE SPECIAL MOMENT OF THE MOST SPECIAL DAY OF OUR LIVES CAPTURED ON PHOTO! WE HAD A WONDERFUL DAY AND ENJOYED OURSELVES. IT’S THE BEST TO BE MARRIED TO THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE / YOUR BEST FRIEND YOU’VE KNOWN ALL YOUR LIFE AND CELEBRATING THAT SPECIAL DAY WITH YOUR LOVED ONES…. SO TOUCHING TO HAVE PEOPLE FLY OVER FROM VERY FAR…. WITHIN USA, CANADA, GREECE, SWEDEN AND GERMANY!!!!!
VENDORS: Ceremony Location – Tapley Town, Hamilton | Reception Location – Winona Vine Estates, Winona | Cake – The Pretty Delicious Cakery by Lindsay G | Dress (designer and/or store) ST. PATRICK | Wedding Planner LORA & ANDREW | Flowers/Decorator – FLOWERS BY DIANE / LORA & ANDREW AND FAMILY | Hair/Makeup – PRETTY N PINK | Caterer – WINONA VINE ESTATES | DJ / MC – Alex Sarris | Other – Greek Live Band: Megas
WEDDING SONGS: Entrance – Greek | First Dance – BRYAN ADAMS – HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN? | Parent Dances – FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE – DADDY’S ANGEL
Relatives from Greece got to listen into the party with a phone call!
Best surprise of the day:
BRIDE: SPECIAL KEEPSAKES HANDED DOWN FROM MY MOM IN A POUCH I HAD WHEN I WAS VERY YOUNG. SHE KEPT IT FOR THIS SPECIAL DAY… AND MY MOH’S SPEECH BEING IN ENGLISH ALTHOUGH SHE DOESN’T SPEAK IT. (below)
Wish I could take credit for this beautiful image, but it’s Scott’s!
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): 681 BECAUSE ITS STUNNING – CAPTURES EMOTIONS (below right)
I love running into past HRM clients at weddings! Here I am with the bride & groom and Elena & Kostas – I photographed their wedding back in 2007!